Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, and librettist, Vincent O’Sullivan is one of our most acclaimed and versatile writers. He was New Zealand’s Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015 and, in Kirsty Gunn’s words, ‘continues to have a prominent ongoing role in the public literary life of this country, helping us to press at our boundaries, see the close at hand as well as further horizons’. With a rich and rewarding recent novel (All This By Chance) and a volume of selected short stories, as well as a biography of Ralph Hotere and a forthcoming poetry collection, there will be much to talk about with chair Paul Millar.
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